By Adrian Skabelund | AZ Daily Sun
After the Flagstaff City Council formed a commission dedicated to working on issues of affordable housing in November of last year, one might have hoped more progress would be made on the problem by the end of 2020.
But for several reasons, including a global pandemic and economic downturn, that largely wasn’t the case.
The housing commission pushed the council to place a housing bond on the ballot for the November election. The bond, which could have been a resurrection of the failed 2018 housing bond, could be used to fund housing solutions in Flagstaff. But once COVID-19 forced many residents out of work or cut their hours, the council felt it would be inappropriate to ask residents to approve bonds.